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Victor Arden Barnard

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Brazil Police Say Woman Helped U.S. Sect Leader Avoid Arrest

A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local woman, a longtime friend who traveled with him and supported him, the Brazilian lead investigator in the case said Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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Minister Accused Of Abuse Reported In Spokane-Area

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

04/18/2014

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Pine Co. Minister Faces 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Nationwide Warrant Issued

Authorities have issued a nationwide warrant for a 52-year-old man accused of having sex with girls while ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. Victor Arden Barnard, originally of Finlayson, Minn., faces 59 felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection to the alleged abuse that occurred from 2000 until 2009.

04/15/2014